Montagny Domaine Feuillat Juillot
We are absolutely delighted to have been appointed UK agents for
Domaine Feuillat-Juillot, which completes our "gamme" of top
quality producers in the Cote Chalonnaise. Francoise
Feuillat-Juillot is the daughter of the highly regarded Mercurey
producer, Michel Juillot. She grew up amongst the vines and barrels
of her family domaine, before studying in Paris and completing a
degree in oenology at Dijon University.
She now has 14 hectares of wonderfully sited, mainly old vines,
spread amongst 13 different premier crus in the viticultural
amphitheatre that is Montagny. She practices a very strict and
meticulous form of sustainable "lutte raisonee", works the soils
mechanically and all grapes are picked by hand.
More concentrated and minerally still is the 1er Cru Les
Grappes D'Or. This is a blend of five different premier crus on
Marne calcaires, from vines dating back to 1950 and is fermented
and matured in cuve. 1er Cru Les Montcuchots is from 40 year old
vines facing due south. The warmth of this site gives a wine with a
more exotic, rich texture, but which still has good intensity and
structure. The finest of all is the 1er Cru Les Coeres. The vines
were planted between 1940 and 1991 on a 260 metre high south east
facing plateau of Marne calcaire. It is entirely vinified in barrel
(10% new oak) and has wonderfully concentrated, generous intense
chiselled fruit with excellent tension and minerality.